When it comes to having the perfect skin that is clear of pores and blemishes, its’s close to impossible to find the right product for your skin. Often it is best to go with a homemade approach. Think about it, a homecooked meal is better for your body than a greasy fast food entrée, so why wouldn’t a homemade scrub for your face be better than an artificial one? Read on to see which homemade honey scrub recipes intrigues you into making your own.
Lemon Honey Scrub
Honey and lemon are not just the perfect combination to add to your Earl Grey tea mixture. These two ingredients are primary suspects when creating a well-balanced homemade scrub for your face. Raw honey such as Manuka, is the best kind of honey to use because the bee pollen in raw honey helps increase your vitamin intake. With just 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 5-7 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of refined white sugar and 1 teaspoon of molasses, you will have the perfect scrub for your face. For maximum results, apply this mixture to your face twice a week for at least 5 minutes. You can store this mixture in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Brown Sugar Honey Scrub
The smell of brown sugar combined with honey reminds people of a glazed ham that is fresh out of the oven on Thanksgiving. Not to worry, this homemade facial scrub does not need hours to cook but it will leave you with a glowing face, which is better than a stuffed tummy at Thanksgiving. To get the perfect honey scrub, raw honey is essential to use because it is full of antioxidants. While raw honey is rare to find in larger supermarkets, a local mom and pop shop will usually carry raw honey. This recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, that’s it! After mixing the two ingredients together, you can store the mixture in an airtight container at room temperature. It is best to only use a quarter-size amount of the scrub to your face and gently massage with water, then rinse off with warm water. After the scrub, your face will feel as smooth a baby’s bottom.
Oil Honey Scrub
Extracting vitamins and other nutrients from raw honey and oil make for the perfect combination to a healthy and homemade facial scrub. However, it can be difficult to find fresh ingredients, especially if you live in a large metropolitan city with no fresh farms around. If you cannot find raw honey in your area, then you can use the next best product which is YS Organic Bee Farms, Organic Honey. This product is 100% organic free and have no chemicals added. This homemade honey scrub consists of 1 tablespoon of raw(organic) honey, 1 tablespoon of white sugar, and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Mixture these ingredients together until you have a smooth scrub. Apply this scrub to your moist face and gently spread it throughout your face. Leave the scrub on for 1 minute and then remove by using a damp towel and warm water. The results will have you wanting to use this scrub every day!
Honey Sugar Scrub
While you finish putting away ingredients from your batch of homemade cookies, leave out the honey and sugar. Most homemade facial scrubs will include well-refined sugar, but this recipe opts for a raw sugar such as Sugar in the Raw. The crystals found in this raw sugar are less refined and have a better grasp on the honey. For making this homemade scrub, mix 2 tablespoons of raw or organic honey, 2-3 drops of lemon juice and 1 ½ tablespoons of raw sugar. Once the mixture is complete, you can apply it your damp face. This recipe can be used as a scrub, by leaving the mixture on your face for 5 minutes. For a mask-like result, leave the scrub on for 10 minutes. After washing your face gently with lukewarm water, you will instantly see clean and clearer results.
All of these recipes include honey and whether it is raw, organic or artificial honey, remember that if you are allergic to honey, do not use it to make these homemade face scrubs. With that being stated, anyone without a honey allergy needs to try these homemade facial scrub recipes ASAP, your face will thank you later!